Ex-PA high school teacher admits to taking upskirt photos, exposing himself

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A former Pennsylvania high school math teacher has admitted taking upskirt photos of three female students and exposing himself in school, prosecutors said.

Francis James Reppert Jr., 27, of Quakertown, pleaded guilty Tuesday to invasion of privacy and indecent exposure after a student at Palisades High School in Kintnersville caught him on video gawking at a photo of what appeared to be a student’s legs in October 2019, according to Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

Reppert, who was charged in January, was later interviewed by state police and admitted to troopers that he took photos of the girl, which he intended to use for his own sexual gratification, prosecutors said in court Tuesday.

A subsequent search of Reppert’s iPhone and a school-issued iPad revealed upskirt photos of three female students. Investigators also found images of Reppert exposing his penis inside the school, prosecutors said.

One photo of Reppert depicted him entirely naked in front of a whiteboard with a message dated “3/14/19” that referred to a “teachersgonewild” subsection of Reddit.com, prosecutors said in January.

Reppert, who taught math before he was fired by the Palisades School District in December, also coached boys’ and girls’ tennis at the public school. He had worked for the district since August 2016, according to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

Reppert’s sentencing was deferred for 90 days while he undergoes a sex offender evaluation. He will be required to register as a sex offender for at least 15 years as part of his plea, prosecutors said.

Reppert remained free Tuesday on $500,000 unsecured bail after entering an open plea, meaning the length of his sentence was not agreed upon prior his guilty plea on the misdemeanor charges, according to Bucks County Courier Times.

An attorney for Reppert did not return a message seeking comment Tuesday, LehighValleyLive.com reported.